June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Community Engagement Division
26.623.1 - 26.623.6
Engineering Education versus Vocational Training at a Tribal College: Implications for Students, Schooland CommunityThis paper will discuss some of the challenges that may come about from a tribal college offering bothvocational training and professional engineering programs. The paper will describe synergisticopportunities as well as other situations that could arise as a result of external support, historic politicalsituation and competitions for students, resources and time in the communities making up the servicearea for most tribal colleges. Potential impacts on the surrounding community both immediate andlong-term will be discussed with consideration of implications for economic and infrastructuredevelopment. Desirable characteristics of the resources needed to support each program will also bedescribed with special emphasis on faculty, their availability and continual professional development.Context of these considerations to regional and national situations will also be discussed with emphasison opportunities for mainstream institutions. Comparison to situations faced by mainstreaminstitutions will be compared and potential ramifications will also be discussed.
Pieri, R. V., & Legg, T. D., & Vallie, A. M., & Nelson, L., & Mattes, J. J., & Parker, M. M., & Padmanabhan , G. (2015, June), Engineering Education versus Vocational Training at a Tribal College: Implications for Students, School, and Community Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23961
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